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General

Leo de la Iglesia (Japanese: レオ・デ・ラ・イグレシア, Reo De Ra Igureshia) is an American figure skater and choreographer featured in Yuri!!! on Ice.

 Background

Leo is Mexican-American. He has many fans among fellow skaters, and his social media updates are generally largely anticipated and well-received by his fans.[1]

He won gold at Skate America during the current season, but did not place at the Cup of China, due to him messing up a number of key jumps in his free program.[2]

Appearance

LE Chara

Leo has medium-length brown hair, brown eyes, tan skin, and thick eyebrows. He usually parts his hair in the center, and ties it back during competition.

Short Program

During his short program, Leo wears a gold suit with rolled-up sleeves, orange trim, gloves, and gold accents.

Personality

Leo treasures his friends greatly and is always thinking of them while performing. He tries to enjoy all of his competitions as much as possible.

Leo is very creative and choreographs most of his programs, which overflow with originality. He is willing to change his programs to adapt to a competition.[3] Leo looks up to Victor as a skater who also does his own choreography.[4]

Relationship

Guang Hong Ji

Guang Hong Ji with Leo

Leo with Guang Hong Ji.

He and Guang Hong are very good friends, as shown when Leo tracked Guang Hong down in China and expresses concern that the latter had not answered the former's messages.[3] Both of them love SNS, and coincidentally compete together in both Skate America and the Cup of China.

Phichit Chulanont

He and Phichit are good friends, having trained together in America with Guang Hong.[2] Both of them love SNS and compete together in the Cup of China.

Skills

Choreography

Leo choreographs his own programs. The programs are popular among skating fans for their originality and how well they showcase his abilities as a skater.

Jumps

Leo does not have any quads in his short program, but is still able to score highly by strategically placing his triples and maximizing his components.

Program

Short - Still Alive

Still Alive is one of Leo's favorite songs, and he states that he just wants to skate the way he sees the music.

The program showcases a hip-hop style. It does not have any quads, but rather hinges on Leo's ability to maximize his compenents score. The jumps are, in order, a Triple Axel with what seems to be a back-counter entrance, a Triple Flip-Triple Toe combination, and a Triple Lutz.

Free - Ombra mai fu

Quotes

  • "It's a song that I like, so I want to skate to my image of it. That's all."[3] (To himself)
  • "I want to fill this world with things I like!"[3] (To himself)
  • "All I know for sure is that I have no idea how I would've found courage in myself if I hadn't come across music."[3] (To himself)

Trivia 

  • Leo is a constant updater of his SNS accounts.[1] His social media outreach is vast, and he follows Otabek's private Instagram account.[5]
  • Leo's name translates from Spanish to "Leo of the Church".

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Yuri on Ice!!!Official Website Character Profiles
  2. 2.0 2.1 YURI!!! on Life Official Guidebook
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Yuri!!! on Ice Episode 6
  4. Yuri!!! on Ice Blu-ray Vol. 3 Booklet
  5. Yuri!!! on Ice Side Story - Welcome to The Madness

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